Final Fantasy XIV PS3 players will be able to transfer to PS4 for free

Square Enix also confirms PS4 beta for the relaunched MMO game will begin on February 22, 2014.

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Square Enix has confirmed that PlayStation 3 owners of the recently relaunched massively multiplayer online game Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn will be able to transfer to the PlayStation 4 version for free.

Character data will transfer between versions, Square Enix adds.

A beta for the PlayStation 4 version of the game will begin in 2014 on February 22. Sony announced earlier today that this will be when the PlayStation 4 launches in Japan, about four months after the console is released in North America and Europe.

"Essential work to increase the number of servers and strengthen the service environment, with the aim of alleviating the crowding on existing servers is also in progress," adds Square Enix, referencing the continuing server problems the relaunched MMO game is currently suffering from.

Last week Sony offered full refunds for those who purchased the game via the PlayStation Store, before digital sales of the over-encumbered MMO game were suspended.

Discussion

110 comments
j1965
j1965

it"s ten dollars for ps plus  will give it a try.

dese818
dese818

DIABLO 2 LOD PAWNS ALL AND STILL LARGEST COMMUNITY OUT THEIR AFTER ALL THIS YEARS  :} AND ITS FREE

Havoku
Havoku

Free to transfer, but I hear all non-Sony IPs won't fall under PS+'s subscription fee, so it seems like you'll be paying a bit more to play online.

Micra-IRL-
Micra-IRL-

I'm excited about this, but have been thinking, how is ps4 gonna know that i've played ffxiv on ps3 it's a new console right.... so how exactly are we gonna be able to get this Free upgrade, and lastly is this free upgrade for all players or just the one's that keep playing the game up until the ps4 release ??

IncisionX
IncisionX

Square are just bossing this launch, couldn't get any fairer as a company ^^

Breyant
Breyant

November 15 to February 22....   4 months?

blackace
blackace

Looks like the game is a lot better now, but I'm still not paying $15 a month to play it.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/final-fantasy-xiv-online-a-realm-reborn

I did enjoy FF XI for about 6-8 months and after that it was a total boring grind. Sure, they fixed the issues with finding groups and all, but even playing in a group was pretty boring. It took forever to level. I gave up after a year and went and played Wow for 2 years instead.

varmintx
varmintx

I went right out and bought it when I heard the news.

King_Wii
King_Wii

Wish they'd said something like three weeks ago. I switched to PC (and this was one of my reasons why).

Micra-IRL-
Micra-IRL-

wow that's an amazing offer thx Square Enix, almost makes up for the problems trying to get on and play the game at the moment, but to get a free ps4 upgrade wow   

liquidzr0
liquidzr0

Gonna play the hell out of this when it's available on PS4 to hold me over till KH3 and FFXV

KennyKB
KennyKB

Still trying to actually GET it, for PC. Its still not available as digi-download. I don't even think you can buy the hard copy on Amazon.

victormgs777
victormgs777

Square Enix doing things the right way while caring about their customers, PS3, PS4 and PC all playing together any chance for a PS2 port :D

servb0ts
servb0ts

Great game just Selfish people in Duty Finder, kinda kills the mood, seeing Tank an Healer grab an item or two than leave dungeon with other 3 members screwed waiting because their selfishness >.<

atopp399
atopp399

So the transfer is free but is the game free?

friqueuneak
friqueuneak

@Micra-IRL- I would expect  because the game shows on PSN account history (it's linked to your psn account) they'll just make it so the download client for ps4 and ps3 are a single thing. Like cross buy stuff with ps3 and vita at the moment

Onallion
Onallion

@Micra-IRL- You'll probably get a code from SE that will let you download the PS4 version digitally.

And it's for all players who own the PS3 version.

IncisionX
IncisionX

@Breyant Development for a new console, it's an mmo so they have a lot of infrastructure to work with and you can play it comfortablly on the Ps3.

Hardly an issue ^^ 

Cypress131
Cypress131

@atopp399 

The game is not free. But if you purchase the PS3 version, than you don't have to buy the PS4 version.

servb0ts
servb0ts

@Cypress131 now I meant 3 members because 70% of the time Dungeons 30+ I either see a Tank or Healer grab like 1-3 chest an leave the Dungeon, leaving the remaining players 3 players two DPS and either Tank or Healer gets left behind as they become  SOL. "Garuda Primal fight  it happens 95% of the time." Sad :( 

I've yet to see a DPS leave the dungeon, because they wait a Hell of a lot longer than Healer or Tank would lol.

SphinxDemon
SphinxDemon

Lol you say the story is dull now, but when you start getting towards the endgame everything gets so crazy and its all just too juicy of a story to bare

IncisionX
IncisionX

@frylock1987 @IncisionX @Kristan1711 Not stating that he was wrong, I was merely stating my opinion which clashed with his own views. ( Often opinions do ^^ ). 


I thought it was fair for people who were 50/50 about purchasing the game to see both sides :)

EllieRyan
EllieRyan

@Kristan1711 @markyboi89 "It plays like any other mmo such as World of Warcraft"

And...that's a criticism? That the game plays just as well as the most successful MMORPG in history?

I'm sorry to hear that the story was dull, I suppose people have different tastes, and I feel like this game has the best story of any game I've seen for a very long time. It's possible you didn't get very far in, or you've skipped a lot of dialog like a lot of people tend to do.

bzrigger
bzrigger

@frylock1987 @IncisionX @Kristan1711 Wow - did you really just do that? He wrote 5 paragraphs of his OPINION of the game. Sure, it was contrary to Kristan's - and he stated as much. You act like it was a personal attack which it clearly was not. 

frylock1987
frylock1987

@IncisionX@Kristan1711 

"Naturally you're entitled to your own opinion and I respect that, but I think it's fair to show both sides of the coin"

*Goes on to write 5 paragraphs about why he is wrong*

 

IncisionX
IncisionX

@Kristan1711Sorry but you're completely wrong, it's painful to see comments like this since you'll put potential new players off playing the game.

The combat is far more tactical end game as opposed to WoWs smack every key approach. ( Nothing wrong with it just saying the differences. )

The world is absolutely amazing, graphically it's a spectacle to behold..( Best looking MMO to date on the PC and I've played pretty much everyone out there )  it's a shame it's not a seamless world that's the limitations of console MMOs.

Story is actually interesting, a lack of voice acting throughout all quests is a shame if you've played SWtor, though your main quest line is voice acted helping to emerge you in the world.


Looting is done automatically and anything/everything you pick up is important as every item is used in a craft/quest in someway. There;s no wasted bag space like other Mmos.


Naturally you're entitled to your own opinion and I respect that, but I think it's fair to show both sides of the coin ^^

IncisionX
IncisionX

@servb0ts Re-roll tank ^.- Haha but no this is sadly unavoidable in any MMO. Tanks/healers rule the roost so to speak ^^

servb0ts
servb0ts

@Cypress131 No normal Prime has chest, I mean 95% Tank or Healer will leave after 1-2 battles vs Garuda.

Hard mode does indeed drop weapons :) I just wish they made Duty Finder Better. It sucks repeating those dungeons that need team work an a Healer or Tank Leaves, I know I'm not the only one who seen this. :P

Cypress131
Cypress131

@servb0ts 

erm... Garuda Primal fight doesn't have chests... or loot...

The Hard Mode Garuda fight does, but once you get to that point the fight is over...

cutty-khrist
cutty-khrist

@WhiteStormy @EllieRyan @Cypress131  If your concern is that you don't have enough time in your life to play the game, and THAT's why it's a waste for 15$ a month, then thats your thing, don't go telling the world it's a waste, i get it it's a fourm and you write your oppinion/review, but that has nothing to do with the Game Experiance/quality, or value, Thats just your thing. 


Don't go deturing people from the game with your PERSONAL viewpoint, Now as you stated it's not that the game isn't worth 15$ a month, it's just not something that works for YOU INDEPENDANTLY. If you ment that from the start, then you should really watch how you word things, cause that can make all the difference.

friqueuneak
friqueuneak

@WhiteStormy @EllieRyan @Cypress131 I'm in the same boat here. It's hard seeing everyone else race ahead and knowing that you can't afford to wait long for a dungeon queue (because you know you don't have all that long to play).
I admit paying a sub works out expensive when you know you can never achieve what all these teenage kids can, and that's very demoralising - knowing you will never even be able to keep up with content being added, let alone get decent gear. But I for one, am still enjoying the game and just taking my time with it. it might take me 6 months to hit 50 on my first class but I'll get there eventually and will still enjoy doing so

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

@EllieRyan @WhiteStormy @Cypress131 It is a waste of money if you don't have a ton of time to pour into an MMO.  10 years ago, I would have been all over FFXIV because back then I would often spend SEVERAL hours a day after work gaming, but now, I only get a couple of hours  a week to sit down and play games if I'm lucky.  So yeah, for me, $15 a month IS a waste of money.

EllieRyan
EllieRyan

@WhiteStormy @Cypress131 I can get more hours or enjoyment from my $15 subscription to FFXIV per month than I can buying a $60 single player game to play every month.

So please don't act like paying $15 a month, especially for a great game, is a waste of money.